TP Food Processing, Inc. of Westminster, CA has recalled Lemongrass Satay; and Shrimp Satay, both with 2016 lot codes. The recall was because the acidified sauces were not being properly produced making them susceptible to contamination with Clostridium botulinum. No illnesses or customer complaints have been reported to date.
The recalled products are TPF Lemongrass satay, 9 oz hexagon glass jar with red lid, and TPF Shrimp Satay, 6 oz & 9 oz hexagon glass jar with red lid. The sauces were distributed at supermarkets located in California.
Symptoms of Clostridium botulinum typically begin with blurred or double vision followed by trouble speaking and swallowing, then progress to muscle weakness starting in the upper body and moving downward. Botulism can lead to life-threatening paralysis of breathing muscles requiring support with a breathing machine (ventilator) and intensive care.
People experiencing these symptoms who have recently eaten Lemongrass Satay and Shrimp Satay should seek immediate medical attention.
TP Food Processing, Inc. immediately segregated its entire inventory of Lemongrass Satay and Shrimp Satay is notifying consumers and customers not to consume them. In a statement, the company said it wants to ensure its products are safe. Consequently, in addition to its ongoing cooperation with the California Department of Public Health, TP Food Processing, Inc. voluntarily recalled all Lemongrass Satay and Shrimp Satay from its customers. Consumers in possession of these products should not eat them, rather the product should be returned to the place of purchase.